Articles by Urmi Bhattacharjee
Aug 18, 2018
Of no fixed abode: Proving citizenship under NRC tougher than breaking gender stereotypes for a 1964 riots survivorA refugee from the 1964 East Pakistan riots, 48-year-old Lakshmi Barman and her two sons, are one of the many residents of Choudhury Para who have been left out in the final draft of the NRC
Aug 15, 2018
As Gaj Mahotsav celebrates India's elephants, experts warn of threats that will increase tusker-human conflictWildlife experts are unanimously pointing fingers at imminent threats that are on the way due to massive shifts in migratory patterns of elephants.
Jul 30, 2018
Assam tense as NRC begins process of identifying citizens; authorities seek to check attempts to sow discordFor 40 lakh people whose names have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens draft list, these are trying times indeed.
Jun 18, 2018
Assam lynching, Part 3: Grief gives way to calls for revenge as intellectuals warn of undercurrent of tensionThe grief and outrage across Assam following the lynching of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath in Karbi Anglong last week is turning ugly, with calls for revenge attacks on Karbis.
Jun 14, 2018
Assam lynching, Part 2: Deaths of two innocents put focus on social media rumours, demand for justice reaches foreign shoresThe Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council has reportedly decided to install the victims’ statues as a mark of respect and offer Rs 5 lakh as compensation to each of their families.
Jun 13, 2018
Assam lynching, Part 1: Gruesome murders fuel ire against Karbis even as calls for peace flood social mediaWhile a section of people is against blaming an entire community for an act of a violent mob, condolences from Karbi Anglong have had little impact on the minds of some Assamese people who are brushing off the Karbi protests as a mere façade to cover the grave act of injustice.